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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3945 on: August 08, 2018, 10:06:22 PM »
HAN-NRT/HND-JFK JAL 789J/77WF
75k AS x 2

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3946 on: August 08, 2018, 10:24:14 PM »
HAN-NRT/HND-JFK JAL 789J/77WF
75k AS x 2

WTH - JAL doest let you select a window skysuite until t-24? that's crazy! Any way around without JAL status?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3947 on: August 08, 2018, 10:37:59 PM »
WTH - JAL doest let you select a window skysuite until t-24? that's crazy! Any way around without JAL status?

Heheee, got it to work with my air berlin "gold" # :). They were typical Japanese on the phone, unwilling to bend their rules for anything.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3948 on: August 08, 2018, 11:33:44 PM »
Heheee, got it to work with my air berlin "gold" # :). They were typical Japanese on the phone, unwilling to bend their rules for anything.
I had no issue calling in to book the seats last summer

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3949 on: August 08, 2018, 11:34:39 PM »
I had no issue calling in to book the seats last summer

I spoke with 3 supervisors, and they all said that it's reserved for paid J or status (on my flight at least) until T-24.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3950 on: August 08, 2018, 11:47:50 PM »
Heheee, got it to work with my air berlin "gold" # :). They were typical Japanese on the phone, unwilling to bend their rules for anything.
Online?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3951 on: August 08, 2018, 11:50:40 PM »
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Yes - Tried some ff#s of mine without OW status (including JAL) online, and it didn't work. My old air berlin gold number allowed me to select any seat.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3952 on: August 08, 2018, 11:51:05 PM »
Yes - Tried some ff#s of mine without OW status (including JAL) online, and it didn't work. My old air berlin gold number allowed me to select any seat.
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What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3953 on: August 09, 2018, 12:01:23 AM »
So my current flight options for vietnam are:

1. JFK-HND-SGN-PQC
PQC-HAN-NRT-JFK
ANA F (77W) to and from tokyo, JAL J (788/9) to vietnam, regional Y within Vietnam
6 days in vietnam, afternoon in tokyo
120k VS + 50k AS + low fees pp


2. JFK-HKG-SGN-PQC
PQC-HAN-NRT//HND-JFK
CX F (77W) to HKG, CX J (77W F seat) to vietnam, JAL J (789) to Tokyo, JAL F (77W) from tokyo, regional Y within Vietnam
6 days in vietnam, 1+ day in tokyo
145k AS +  low fees pp

Which do I keep? I also will check cx f for return when they release additional inventory on Sunday.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3954 on: August 09, 2018, 01:41:51 AM »
Just finished booking this award x2.



Award 1: 6K DL + $5.60
LGA-YUL in DL/9E Y CR9

Award 2: 44K MR (xfr to EY) + ~$228
YUL-CMN in AT J 744
Stopover for 3h 0m in Casablanca
CMN-FCO in AT J 738

Award 3: 10K IB + $66.10
FCO-TLV in VY Y(+) 320

Award 4: 68K (after 2K back) AA + $64.42
TLV-AMM in RJ J 320 (new shortest commercial flight)
Layover for 0h 50m in Amman
AMM-DOH in RJ J 321 (maybe change to later flight on 788)
Layover for 20h 5m in Doha
DOH-JFK in QR J 77W (QSuites!)
Shame such a short stop in cmn

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3955 on: August 09, 2018, 06:16:56 AM »
Shame such a short stop in cmn

Yes it is! Will have to return another time. EY only allows connections on RAM if taking the first possible connection, does not matter if 24 hours or under. So due to timing of this trip, our taste of Morocco will be of their airline.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3956 on: August 09, 2018, 07:57:40 AM »
Yes it is! Will have to return another time. EY only allows connections on RAM if taking the first possible connection, does not matter if 24 hours or under. So due to timing of this trip, our taste of Morocco will be of their airline.

That's a shame. CMN is such a beautiful city and "off the beaten track". What will you do in DOH for a whole day?
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3957 on: August 09, 2018, 08:29:30 AM »
Yes it is! Will have to return another time. EY only allows connections on RAM if taking the first possible connection, does not matter if 24 hours or under. So due to timing of this trip, our taste of Morocco will be of their airline.
Wow that's a bummy rule.
Send a good tr of the airline!

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3958 on: August 09, 2018, 09:15:59 AM »
Just finished booking this award x2.



Award 1: 6K DL + $5.60
LGA-YUL in DL/9E Y CR9

Award 2: 44K MR (xfr to EY) + ~$228
YUL-CMN in AT J 744
Stopover for 3h 0m in Casablanca
CMN-FCO in AT J 738

Award 3: 10K IB + $66.10
FCO-TLV in VY Y(+) 320

Award 4: 68K (after 2K back) AA + $64.42
TLV-AMM in RJ J 320 (new shortest commercial flight)
Layover for 0h 50m in Amman
AMM-DOH in RJ J 321 (maybe change to later flight on 788)
Layover for 20h 5m in Doha
DOH-JFK in QR J 77W (QSuites!)

+1 - Looking forward to this awesome trip!
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #3959 on: August 09, 2018, 09:19:35 AM »
+1 - Looking forward to this awesome trip!
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